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    Updated on Aug 14, 2019. Posted on Jul 27, 2019

    24 Beauty Products For People Who Want To Do The Least In The Morning

    Getting ready (when you're still sleepy) will be *so* much easier.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A Maybelline Dark Circles Treatment Concealer with a built-in felt applicator so you don't have to whip out a brush. It'll actually erase all evidence of the fact that you went to bed at 4 a.m. (but unfortunately, it does not get rid of tiredness).

    Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed

    Read our review of the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer (#4 on the list)!

    Here's an excerpt: "I still don’t know how a $7 tube of concealer (I use the Neutralizer shade) beats out the more expensive ones I have stuffed into my vanity, but it does. It’s not too creamy or thick, yet it still gives solid coverage without the cake-y feeling.

    When I am done with my entire routine, my eyes look lighter and brighter, but not in a way that’s totally obvious — even when photos are taken and the flash is on. Basically what I am saying here is this is a staple beauty product that, IMHO, deserves a place in every makeup bag!" —Kayla Suazo (BuzzFeed Shopping & Products editor)

    Get it from Amazon for $6.37 (available in 19 shades).

    2. A tube of Glossier Boy Brow for getting that my-brows-but-better look in just a few swipes — it's so much easier to use than a pencil or powder.

    Glossier

    Also, this product is alcohol-free, fragrance-free, paraben-free, and cruelty-free.

    Promising review: "I have quite thin eyebrows and I really hate having to pencil them in daily. When on the hunt for the perfect no-fuss alternative, I came across Boy Brow. Once I tried it, I was hooked! It instantly makes my brows look fuller in a very natural way. I use this every day, even when I'm not wearing other makeup. It's so satisfying to put it on and see the difference." —Mkoogs

    Get it from Glossier for $16 (available in four shades).

    3. A refreshing Mario Badescu facial spray with aloe, cucumber, and green tea to double as a toner for anyone who hates applying toner with cotton pads. Just a few spritzes of this and you're done.

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    Promising review: "Not only is this a moisturizing spray but it is also a toner! I recommend it 10/10, it wakes up your face and smells amazing, need I say more... I have had all three of the sprays, and the cucumber one does the best job and smells the best in my opinion!" —Anita K.

    Get the eight-ounce size from Amazon for $12.

    4. A tube of clump-free Vivienne Sabó Cabaret Première mascara with a small, easy-to-use wand (read: it won't poke you in the eye) that'll lengthen and curl your lashes. The lash curler can, thankfully, stay in the drawers.

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    This product is cruelty-free.

    Promising review: "This mascara tops everything I have ever tried before. From the cheap drugstore mascara to the expensive high-end mascara. I don't plan on ever going back! The bottle is beautiful and my lashes are long, voluminous and not crunchy or uncomfortable. It dries pretty quick, too. I don't even need to curl my lashes anymore!" —Abigail Roberts

    Get it from Amazon for $11.40.

    5. An eyeliner stamp so getting perfectly matching wings doesn't take, like, an hour.

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    One side is a winged stamp and the other side is a regular eyeliner pen.

    Promising review: "This product is amazing. Seriously. Not only does it make PERFECT wings, but I have pretty small eyes that squinch up when I smile, laugh, etc., which is super annoying because my eyeliner is always smudged. These pens though — not a sign of smudging at all. Buy it." —Tara Doyle Robinson

    Get it from Amazon for $13.27.

    6. A pack of Mighty Patch pimple patches for absorbing giant zits overnight so you don't have to deal with them in the morning.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These little patches are outstanding. They work just as advertised. This is the first acne product that worked just as I hoped. Put the patch on an annoying blemish at night and in the morning, there will be white gunk on that tiny little patch. Brilliant!! No downside to this product. Does not cause drying or flaking." —Robin V.

    Get a 36-pack from Amazon for $11.88.

    7. A tube of L'Oreal True Match Lumi Glotion to wear alone, under makeup, or mixed into your foundation for a ~natural~ glow — you can skip the highlighter.

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    Promising review: "This is a nice addition to my morning ritual. I even use it when I do not wear makeup (about half the time). It adds a nice glow to my skin and when used with makeup, is even better. It does moisturize, too. I liked it so much, I bought another one before the other ran out." —MJ Chard

    Get it from Amazon for $8.26+ (available in four colors).

    8. A Stila One Step tinted serum and moisturizer that'll do the job of several products — it primes, color-corrects, brightens, *and* nourishes your skin so you would be essentially good to go after one layer of this.

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    The lavender swirl counteracts sallow undertones for a vibrant, energized look, the green swirl neutralizes redness and blemishes, and the peach swirl brightens, illuminates, and helps diminish the appearance of sun spots. This product is also cruelty-free.

    Promising review: "This coverup replaces both my traditional green coverup for my blotchy red cheeks and my light coverup for under my eyes. It does not cake up or look thick on my skin. It perfectly hides my pores, evens out my skin tones, and does not make me look made up — it looks very natural." —Lily MD

    Get it from Amazon for $36 (available in three formulas).

    9. A waterproof Julep Crème 101 Eyeshadow Stick you can actually apply with one hand (there's even a spongy smudger on one end for blending) — anything to avoid fussing with a palette and applicator at 7 a.m. in the morning.

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    Promising review: "I have to do my makeup most mornings with one hand while holding my baby on my hip with the other. Bought this because using an eyeshadow brush and palette became out of the question. You can layer it for more intense color or just do one light swipe for a hint of shadow. Stays all day, doesn't crease or smear, even in the blistering 100+ degrees Texas heat. Love this stuff. Worth it all day." —Lonestar Mama

    Get it from Amazon for $18 (available in 20 shades).

    10. Coty Airspun loose face power for giving your makeup a flawless finish (even if you only spent five minutes on it).

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    Promising review: "It's perfect!!! It comes with so much product, and the puff it comes with is pretty handy. The application is smooth. My makeup came out flawless. I set my makeup with this and worked out right after. THERE WAS NO SEPARATION, NO CREASING. This powder blessed me. GOD BLESS." —andrea

    Get it from Amazon for $5.67 (available in six shades).

    11. A pack of body wipes to get rid of sweat and odors in a pinch (the pinch being you only have 15 minutes to get ready and a shower is out of the question).

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Wow, these things work REALLY well. We don't have a shower at work and I wanted to start riding my bike to work... 12 miles each way. After a test run with these on a hot day after a ride (sweaty and stinky), they worked like a charm. I did my first ride to work last week and arrived quite sweaty. I only had to use one wipe (cleaning strategically) and air-dried for 15-30 seconds. No residue and I felt (and more importantly... smelled) as clean as if I just took a shower. As the day pressed on, I continued to feel clean... even more so than after showering. These things are fantastic." —green freak

    Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $8.16.

    12. A NYX matte lipstick in classic red that'll look absolutely amazing whether you're rocking a dramatic makeup look or a bare face.

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    Promising review: "These matte lipsticks are great! As good as some name brand matte lip products but much cheaper. Just beautiful and these stay on all day looking great without needing to reapply — maybe touch up if you eat something greasy but otherwise flawless! Removed easily with micellar water." —ori

    Get it from Amazon for $3.99+ (available in 42 shades).

    13. A canister of Batiste dry shampoo so you can transform third-day hair into first-day hair without actually having to wash, condition, and dry it.

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    Promising review: "I've tried dozens of dry shampoos of all price ranges and this is the best. The price is good, the smell is clean and not overpowering, and it is a REALLY effective dry shampoo. I love either sleeping with it or using it in the morning and blow drying it out. It doesn't leave a gunky residue or white in your hair after brushing/blowing it out, and it's great to add some texture to a blowout. Can't recommend enough!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $14.79.

    14. A Maybelline Baby Lips tinted lip balm for a sheer layer of color that's impossible to mess up. You could even apply it as you head out the door.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I can't live without this lip balm. I have about five of them in rotation between the kitchen, the car, my purse, the office, etc. A makeup artist taught me a great trick: keep this in your purse and use it as a cream blush for a little color pick-me-up when needed. Works wonderful! The coral color also doubles as an eyelid highlighter. There are days when I wear no makeup, but do use these to add a little color on my face...cheeks, lips, and lids. Best product Maybelline has ever made!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $2.69+ (available in seven colors).

    15. Fenty Beauty Match Stix Trio to make contouring and highlighting a little less daunting so you might consider giving it a go. The results are absolutely worth👏 it👏.

    Sephora

    This trio includes two Match Stix Matte Skinsticks to conceal and contour, and one Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick to highlight. Did I mention that they're magnetic and snap together? Amazing.

    Promising review: "I don't know about you but the topic of contouring and highlighting was too much for me. This trio made it super easy to create a great look in under five minutes. This trio travels well also. Just throw them in your makeup bag and they stick together. I'm extremely happy with this purchase." —MsTrina

    Get them from Sephora for $54 (available in four combos).

    16. A tube of Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream with a lightweight formula that'll even out your skin tone and leave your complexion looking fresh and dewy. It even has SPF 30 so that's one less thing to worry about when you're running late.

    Ignacia Fulcher / BuzzFeed

    Read our review of the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream (#5 on the list)!

    Here's an excerpt: "If you're anything like me, you love makeup, but want it to be absolutely fuss-free — especially if you enjoy your sleep more than you do beating your face. And in summertime, by the time you finally get where you're going, all of your foundation melted and quite suddenly a Dalí painting appeared on your fab face. This is where Dream Fresh BB Cream comes in handy — it's a lightweight, sheer formula that evens out your skin tone without the cakey-ness of a traditional foundation. Even better, it has a whopping SPF 30, which means you can skip a step in your morning routine! It's an eight-in-one skin corrector, which basically means it acts as a moisturizer, concealer, foundation, and sunscreen without any added oils that may clog your pores as well as preventing you from being your snacky self." —Ignacia Fulcher

    Get it from Amazon for $6.45 (available in four shades).

    17. A John Frieda hot air brush so you can get a professional-looking blowout with minimal time and effort (for the days that your hair is not in a messy bun).

    Reviewer photo of their hair before and after using the brush. Before the hair is somewhat messy and frizzy and after the hair is smooth and styled up
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    Read our full review of the John Frieda hot air brush!

    Promising review: "This is a total game changer for people like me with wavy hair that always gives me a disheveled appearance or the appearance that I just don't care. I do care, I just do not have the coordination or patience to figure out how to 'do' my hair. I've tried products, brushes, and different styles. This came in the mail today. I showered and washed my hair. I dried my hair for maybe 90 seconds with my hair dryer to get it about 80% dry. (I have medium/shoulder length hair.) I turned this on, and it was magical. My hair dried and finished in a matter of a few minutes. I was so taken aback by the change this made, I called everyone I knew. My 15-year-old niece said it looked like I had just left the salon! Simple old me giving myself a salon quality hairdo. The results held all day. Where has this been all my life? I love this and will be buying one for my sister and niece. Awesome!" —Michelle Fetter

    Get it from Amazon for $39.60 (available in two sizes).

    18. And a stretchy headband for looking put together on days you don't feel like styling your hair (everyday, tbh). Bonus: it's made out of a soft cloth, so it won't give you a headache after a couple of hours.

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    Each headband comes with a card that shows you how to style it in 14 different ways!

    Promising review: "This is the best headband I've ever used! It didn't cause a headache and stayed in place all day. I've never been able to find a headband like this before. I've already purchased one in another color and plan to purchase more. I wear these during workouts and on the (casual side of business-casual) job. I've gotten compliments each time I wear this headband. Definitely a must-buy! Note: I've washed these multiple times in a delicates bag with no problems whatsoever." —Kara

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in 25 colors).

    19. An Olay color-correcting eye cream (with a dash of concealer) to brighten and moisturize the under-eye area. It's perfect for looking a little more awake on your no-makeup days.

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    Promising review: "I’m mid 40's and the tired eyes are starting to stick around even after rest and hydration. Not cool. I took a chance with this cream and it honest to goodness became indispensable after the first use. It’s like magic. Instantly, I looked more awake, and brighter — if that’s all it ever did, it would have been good but no. The puffy ripple I’d developed under one eye is significantly diminished, and each time I pat pat pat this on, it seems to work better. The chronic dark circles are far brighter, the skin is velvety smooth, and I think it knocked a good ten years off my appearance. I won’t go without it again. Five stars, all the way." —kmd716

    Get it from Amazon for $18.49.

    20. A lightweight CeraVe face moisturizer with SPF 30 because why apply two layers of products when you can combine them into one?! (Remembering to apply sunscreen in your groggy state is simply too much to ask!)

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    Promising review: "I get really dry skin in the winter and oily skin in the summer, and this stuff adapts so well to both seasons! It melts right into my skin and leaves it moisturized without the heavy greasy feel, and the SPF is an added bonus. Highly recommended!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $13.72.

    21. An Undone Beauty Lip to Cheek 3-in-1 Cream (formulated with coconut extract) so you can streamline your makeup products and only have a handful of items to choose from. Less products = less digging = time saved.

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    Each shade has the three sections (sheer, medium, and intensely opaque) so you can choose the amount of coverage you want! It's also vegan and cruelty-free.

    Promising review: "This is great. I love the three formulas. I like my makeup easy and simple. This goes from almost a gloss to a full, rich lipstick. Lasts all day as a blush and is smooth and creamy as a lipstick. I liked it so much I ordered the other colors. So affordable, too!" —JBE

    Get it from Amazon for $10 (available in three shades).

    22. A jar of Vichy Aqualia Thermal Night Spa — an overnight mask with hyaluronic acid to soothe and hydrate your tired ol' face after a long night of karaoke. You'll look so fresh in the a.m., you can actually say, "I woke up like this!"

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    Promising review: "I use this before bed about four times a week to help keep my skin hydrated as the weather changes. Immediately following application, my face and throat feel so soft and silky. The cream is definitely hydrating for my very dry skin, and it keeps my skin happy. I can tell a difference in the morning mirror when I've not used it the night before, as my skin doesn't look quite as 'plumped' as on the nights I use it. It has a very light smell to it, and it doesn't make me breakout or clog pores. The consistency is a light cream — not quite a whipped consistency — but it's very light and soaks right in, leaving my skin wonderfully soft and smooth." —Myelin Sheath

    Get it from Amazon for $28.

    23. A Milani 2-in-1 concealer + foundation to give you all the coverage you want in *one* glorious product. Heck, it just shaved three minutes off your makeup routine.

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    Promising review: "This is my favorite foundation. It covers up everything I need it to cover up while still looking natural. Who needs to spend $40 on foundation when you could get Milani. Save your money girl, and go buy another eyeshadow palette." —Brandy

    Get it from Amazon for $7.49+ (available in 29 shades).

    24. A microfiber towel that can help cut down drying time so you'll be ready and out the door faster.

    Amazon

    Read our review of the Aquis towel!

    Promising review: "This is a fantastic product! I cannot wash my hair without it. I am so used to this towel sucking up all the extra water that when I just use a normal bath towel it actually feels weird to have all the excess water in my hair. This also cuts down on a lot of blowdryer time, too. I have fine, medium length hair and this works fantastic for me. I highly, highly recommend this for anyone who wants to save time on drying their hair in the morning and get out of the door faster." —CH

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in eight colors).

    You, trying your best in the morning:

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    Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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